Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 9 April 1878

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                <p>Indeed I must stand out for <measure type="currency">£800-£600</measure> was for
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Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 9 April 1878. Dinah Mulock Craik Karen Bourrier Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive University of Calgary Karen Bourrier Transcription May 2008 by Karen Bourrier Proofing of transcription 2 February 2017 by Hannah Anderson TEI encoding 2 February 2017 by Hannah Anderson Proofing of TEI encoding March 2017 by Karen Bourrier First digital edition in TEI, March 2017. P5. Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2017

Reproduced by courtesy of the Princeton University.

Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library. M. L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists AM16849 Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to Mr. Isbister, 9 April 1878. Box 6, Folder 26

Our aim in this edition has been to transcribe the content of the letters as accurately as possible without reproducing the physical appearance of the manuscript. Craik’s spelling, punctuation, underlining, superscripts, abbreviations, additions and deletions are retained, except for words which are hyphenated at the end of a line, which we have silently emended. Where Craik uses a non-standard spelling, we have encoded both her spelling and the standard Oxford English Dictionary spelling to facilitate searching. The long s is not encoded.

April 9 1878 Dear Mr. Isbister

Indeed I must stand out for £800-£600 was for a 1 vol novel – this is two volumes – & I have spent over it two years of care & pains – if you dislike the risk – give me £400 for its running through Good Words – & I will find some other publisher for it in book form. – Only – one way or other – we must decide at once. – Mr. Holman Huntsays he would like me to choose between the two sketches I have, & one which will arrive from Syria in a few days – then you shall hear from me. – But indeed you must make your decision about “Young Mrs. Jardine” – say also where you wd would wish it to begin if you have it from G.W.

very truly yours DMCraik

Craik Mulock Dinah Maria

female

1826

1887

1865

Dinah Maria Mulock

married

George Lillie Craik.

English

Writer

Bourrier Karen Project Director

University of Calgary

Karen Bourrier is an assistant professor at the University of Calgary. Her interests include Victorian studies, disability studies, and the digital humanities.

Hunt Holman William

male

1827

1910

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

English

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Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 9 April 1878. Dinah Mulock Craik Karen Bourrier Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive University of Calgary Karen Bourrier Transcription May 2008 by Karen Bourrier Proofing of transcription 2 February 2017 by Hannah Anderson TEI encoding 2 February 2017 by Hannah Anderson Proofing of TEI encoding March 2017 by Karen Bourrier First digital edition in TEI, March 2017. P5. Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2017

Reproduced by courtesy of the Princeton University.

Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library. M. L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists AM16849 Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to Mr. Isbister, 9 April 1878. Box 6, Folder 26

Our aim in this edition has been to transcribe the content of the letters as accurately as possible without reproducing the physical appearance of the manuscript. Craik’s spelling, punctuation, underlining, superscripts, abbreviations, additions and deletions are retained, except for words which are hyphenated at the end of a line, which we have silently emended. Where Craik uses a non-standard spelling, we have encoded both her spelling and the standard Oxford English Dictionary spelling to facilitate searching. The long s is not encoded.

April 9 1878 Dear Mr. Isbister

Indeed I must stand out for £800-£600 was for a 1 vol novel – this is two volumes – & I have spent over it two years of care & pains – if you dislike the risk – give me £400 for its running through Good Words – & I will find some other publisher for it in book form. – Only – one way or other – we must decide at once. – Mr. Holman Huntsays he would like me to choose between the two sketches I have, & one which will arrive from Syria in a few days – then you shall hear from me. – But indeed you must make your decision about “Young Mrs. Jardine” – say also where you wd would wish it to begin if you have it from G.W.

very truly yours DMCraik